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gallagh59
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Fuel Pump

Post by gallagh59 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:49 pm

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My 1959 Continental has an AC electric fuel pump dated June, 1978. I cannot find a replacement or rebuild kit. Does anyone have a picture of the original pump used? Any suggestions on a replacement pump; mechanical or electric? Will a 283cu. in. fuel pump fit on the block between the stringers? Pros & Cons of electric vs. mechanical? Minimum/maximum fuel flow (pressure)? Any help is appreciated.
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mfine
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Re: Fuel Pump

Post by mfine » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:00 pm

Electric with an oil pressure cutoff switch (separate piece) is safer, handles ethanol better, primes and starts faster which reduces starter wear etc.

Max pressure should be 5-6 psi.

The one I use is a Carter p4389 and I pair it with a Holley oil pressure cutoff.

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Re: Fuel Pump

Post by gallagh59 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:30 am

Thanks mfine

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